Homemade Frozen Custard Recipe
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Homemade Frozen Custard Recipe

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My siblings and I had a hard time finding room for dessert after Mom's delicious meals, but when we were ready, we could count on a rich creamy bowl of frozen custard. It's a comforting treat! -Judy Clark, Elkhart, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4 cups milk
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract


  1. In a large saucepan, heat milk to 175°; stir in the sugar, cornstarch and salt until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of the hot mixture into the eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  2. Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in condensed milk and vanilla. Press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  3. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: 1-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Homemade Frozen Custard in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p35

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"I really appreciate that this recipe takes whole eggs, not just yolks. It tastes very good, and it's very creamy, but after the creaminess there's a slight dryness or chalkiness in the background. Probably not everyone would notice, but to me it just isn't quite right."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"Was introduced to frozen custard when pregnant and working in wisconsin every we went they had this and cheese curds had not heard of them put loved it cant get here in ohio."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"Creamy and delicious. I made a few mistakes. I didn't have the ice bath ready beforehand. But I would make it again. It's not too sweet. It's great."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"This looks more like a standard custard based ice cream recipe, rather than a frozen custard recipe. Frozen custard must contain more than 10% butterfat and more than 1.5% egg. This cannot be achieved with whole milk with only 3% butterfat content without adding cream. Further, frozen custard is not made in an ice cream churn as this would introduce too much air into the mix. Frozen custard should have a smoother texture than ice cream."

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